Alex Trebek has died after a more than one year battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The host of “Jeopardy” was 80 years old. He went out on top, a champion.
I’ve been watching “Jeopardy” the last few months, marveling out how he could still be hosting the show. But he didn’t let his illness stop him. He worked right up to the end and showed no signs of illness. What an amazing story. God bless him. We’ll take HERO for five thousand dollars.
We’re wiping away tears here.
A “Jeopardy!” spokesperson said, “Jeopardy is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends.”
Trebek was the winner of 6 Daytime Emmy Awards for outstanding game show host and set a Guinness World record in June 2014 for most episodes (6,829) of a game show hosted.
“Jeopardy” airs in most markets at 7pm tomorrow. There should be a national moment of silence, and a standing ovation.
PS Tributes are pouring in on Twitter. Fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds just posted: “Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our film Free Guy last year despite his battle. He was gracious and funny. In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian. We love you, Alex. And always will.”